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the site of the suspected chemical attack there after their vehicle was hit by sniper fire. >>> the obama administration considering how to respond to what it is calling undeniable use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity, and said all signs point to the assad regime. >>> the nation's biggest forest fire is now threating more than 4500 structures in california. >>> the military trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially
>> welcome to aljazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here are tonight's top stairs pop president obama said this evening he's concluded that the government in syria carried out chemical attacks against its own people and the president said a limited tailored military strike would send a shot across the bow of the assad regime. >> i have not made a decision. i have got options from our military, had extensive discussions with my national security team. if the assad regime used chemical weapons on his own people, that that would change some of our calculations, and the reason has to do with not only international norms, but also america's core self interests. >> the army major convicted of killing 13 people at fort hood in texas has been sentenced to die. nadal hassan was sentenced earlier today. that sentence will be automatically appealed. >> on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire o
that the use of chemical weapons, the use of these banned weapons by this regime is something that the obama administration absolutely must react to. again, i don't think the obama administration is interested in leading the american people into a long-term war, nor does anyone in the obama administration really believe that airstrikes will somehow embolden or sustain the opposition, the rebel sources such that they could somehow march on damascus and throw assad out. so i think we are looking at something that's probably more limited and probably more punitive in nature. >> what about the divisions in the administration? the head of the joint chiefs, general martin dempsey has been very wary about getting involved in syria. today, he was in jordan, which is one place where american planes may stage, if there is any kind of american strikes, they may be flying from jordan. on the other hand, we have secretary of state, john kerry. we heard him earlier. chris talked about the words he was using for force. let's listen to more of what he had to say >> president obama has been in close touch wi
welcome to al jazeera. here is the latest on syria. u.s. officials were briefed by the obama administration, and one congressman is saying obama is still weighing its option. the officials told lawmakers that intercepts of communications prove that they used chemical weapons. >> the jay toss the right. 272, the nos to the left, 285. >> british lawmakers said no to an attack on syria tonight, it was a major defeat, he had tried to persuade parliament that an armed response to the use of chemical wells was the right course of action. >> i strongly believe in the need for a tough response to the use of chemical weapons, but i also believe in respecting the will of this house of commons. it is very clear tonight, while the house has not passed a motion, it is clear to me that the british apartment reflecting the views of the people does not want to see british militarya. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> u.s. defense secretary is in h the philippines tonight. we will have the latest information on our newscast at 11:00 eastern time. consider this, is next. >>
nations must deal with the situation in jair. the obama administration will brief congress today on the chemical attacks. anticipation is growing over whether the president will decide to launch an attack. yesterday, obama told pbs the united can take a stance against syria that does not result in a drawn out conflict. >> fast food workers are expected to walk off the job today. the average worker makes $15,000 a year. they ever demanding to double that. >> a predator drone is the latest tool to help get a handle on that wildfire burning in yosemite national park. more than 4,000 workers are fighting the fire. it's been spreading for two weeks, consuming 300 square miles. six firefighters have been injured. it's about 30% contained. thanks for watching aljazeera, i'm richelle carey in new york. stay tuned for "consider this." power, his brother was groomed to follow their father to the presidency. but he died in a car crash in 1994. >> translator: the death of basil lead president assad to return home from london. >> reporter: six years later his father died and bashar was electe
>>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack later this week. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beat around us, if the countries are willing to launch a military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce one single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president c
>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm stephanie sy. here are tonight's top stories. president obama is now convinced that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. the president said he is still deciding his administration's next step. >> what i've also concluded is that direct military engagement in syria would not help the situation on the ground. >> the u.n. security council failed to agree to adopt a resolution to condemn syria for the attack. the five-member council met wednesday. russia and china are against the use of force. >>> army major nidal hasan was sentenced to the death penalty, and that sentence will automatically be appealed. >>> crews are using drones to three over the flames to spot new break outside. those are the latest headlines. i'm stephanie sy of new york. "consider this" is next. and you can always get the latest news online any time of day at www.aljazeera.com. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventiona
warned the president not to strike against syria without congressional authorization. president obama made it clear there would be no boots on the ground, and he said he has not made a final decision yet. and just a couple hours before the president spoke secretary john kerry went so far as to call the syrian president a thug and, and the world had a moral obligation to punish syria for using chemical weapons. there are more disturbing weapons coming out of syria. there was an attack in northwest syria. the bomb may have contained napon or similar substance that sticks to skin and causes severe burns. consider this is next. >> the action or inaction in syria. the death toll for the recent gas attack has risen, giving more fuel to those who want to attack the country. but who will get help and who will get hurt if america intervenes? and more than a million syrian children most under 11 are now refugees. the major humanitarian crisis, and what's next. >>> plus california losing money from the movie industry. and google and the world brain. the internet giant plants to put every book in
obama has talked about possible options in syria. >>> angela caine is now in syria, asking for access to the site of the alleged chemical attack. >>> wildfires in the west are showing no signs of slowing down. the rim wildfire is now threatening california's yosemite national park. two groves of sec/ias. >>> keeping watch over the zoo's newest resident. a baby panned a. no bigger than a stick of butter. it's her third. her second cub was born last year but died after a week. the new panda's gender has yet to be determined. and it's name will be decided when it's about 100 days old. go to aljazeera.com. >> charges that our nation's prisons are going from punishment to torture, a widespread hunger strike in california's prisons. where is the line between justice and cruel and unusual punishment. and activists paying the price at the border. can it change the face of the argument? we'll hear from them and their opponents. good evening, and welcome to consider this. dozens of prisoners in california are entering their 7th week of hunger strikes to protest solitary confinement. and now a j
obama is meeting security advisers in the white house to discuss options to attacks in syrian. meanwhile u.n. top disarmament officials have arrived in syrias and want access to the alleged mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. ... s ... my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranj
of a symbolic measure than anything else. >> has the obama administration been overly aggressive in your opinion in bringing the leaks and the press reports and the reporters who are using their sources and putting this information out? >> well, i think this edward snowden case is the latest example of the obama leakers. they are far more aggressively than the administration before it. there's been 7 prosecutions now for leakers to the press. it basically -- there was only three cases. part of the reason is because journalists leave it digital now. when you talk about methods. it should be standard practice by most the journalists. the government has many ways to get at your communications and your data and you can get news out to oh the american public. then these are the basic steps to take. >> what do you say to that? it is true as twice as many whistle blowers as any other president. they have been very high profileed. the associated press loses james and james risen has that issue with sources there. you think it's a crack down that this government is really trying to keep secrets in way th
obama is going to award the medal of honor ty carter this afternoon at the white house. carter is said to have saved his fellow soldiers in afghanistan during a taliban attack. he will be the fifth living soldier so receive the award for actions in afghanistan. it is given for personal accounts of valor beyond the call of duty. thanks for watching. much more news coming up. stay tuned for "consider this." ... s ... [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. >> the horrors of solitary confinement in prison on movies and television, on shawshank redemption, and hbo's oz. whatever it's called, with he all know it's a place you don't want to go. >> i
. >> president obama canceled a meeting with vladimir putin. how do we move ahead. how diplomatically can there be movement with russia and iran where the relationships seem to be so frouth with problems? >> well, obviously we haven't found the key to unlock that particular door. we have a deputy secretary of state who is an expert on the arab world and on russia. he has served with distinction in both places. he has dealt with the russians, secretary kerry has reached out to them, but as was pointed out, they have important interests in syria. but it goes beyond that. i think there's a national pride, if you will, and putin's sense of himself and russia's destiny. he felt that yeltsin -- allowed russia to be humiliated in bosnia and kosovo, and he had been snookered in libya, and they are just very dug in. nevertheless i agree with chris hill that we can't just give us and quit trying, and i'm a bit skeptical about that number of 60,000 russians in syria. >> the russians themselves have reported that number. >> chris you were involved in bosnia actively. and their air strikes ended up wo
. >> that was president obama speaking this morning as part of his two day bus tour to promote his plan to lower the cost of college education. but consider this: the cost of college is certainly not the only part of our education system that needs reform. once upon a time, america arguably had the best public education system in the world. that's not the case. well place first place finland and last place south korea. so how do we reform our schools? joining us to discuss this from washington, d.c. is amanda ripley, author of the book the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. amanda thank you for joings us. >> thanks for having me. >> they pretty much faced a pretty serious shock when they got there why are those systems so different than ours? >> you know finland is considered the utopia of education now where kids are getting an outstanding results in math science, where koreans work night and day, these are two different places and somehow they have gotten to the top of the world in education. >> south korea is different, because when you think of the difference between the u.s. and
nurses. 65% of the jobs that have been created since obama took office have gone to foreign workers when we have the slowest economic recovery on record. and the argument is, is it time for congress to be enacting -- we're not talking about a narrow bill for people who have been brought here under the able of 12, the dream act, 5, 10 years ago, instead of dismantling enforcement like the obama administration has done, they would work in the other direction to ensure rigorous enforcement to give the american people confidence that the system has correct. >> but the american people seem to the changes, d not, david? >> of course the american people want change, and they overwhelmingly report from dan stien. he can't win it. with the immigration reform. we're talking about $1.4 billion infused into the economy. and that creates jobs, it brings in science, technology, and engineering and economics, and that creates jobs for americans. >> unfortunately, we'll have to leave it there. we have run out of time. and i thank you all for joining us, and i wish you good luck in becoming a colleague,
stories. the obama administration says certain chemical weapons were, in fact, used in syria. it blamed the syrian government for the attack and has promised an intelligence report this week. the syrian government denies the accusations. >> we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce anything single piece of evidence. >>> one of the largest wildfires california has ever seen moved deeper into yosemite national park. and now it covers 280 square miles, at least 64 of which are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are now working to contain a me he wills outbreak. it's linked to a so-called mega church in the dallas area where at least 21 people have been sickened so far. >>> the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the march on washington wednesday. in 1963, dr. martin luther king, jr. led a march to the lincoln memorial calling for civic rights f
, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot r web-site. please go there al jazeera.com. >> we want to welcome you to al jazeera. here's a look at our headlines. the investigation reveals how cheap clothes for americans are putting children's lives in danger. burn up. more than 50 wildfires in the states and federal firefighters are running out of resources. and president obama asked to cut aid after dead. military funding is on the line.
." we begin with syria. president obama says a straight should be quote limited and narrow but as al jazeera's rosario reports, there are concerns about the consequences of any type of attack. >> on friday, president obama called the chemical weapons' attack a threat to america's national security and a challenge to the world. >> it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us. >> secretary of state said the syrian government should be punished for what he called a crime against humanity. >> some cite the risk of doing this. we need to ask: what is the risk of doing nothing? >> the u.s. must respond, the obama administration says, to prevent more deaths in syria, to sends a message to syria's government and others that they can't get away with using chemical weapons against in any event people and to protect america's allies in the region like israel, jordan and turkey from the potentialspread of syria's chemical weapons. limited strikes wouldn't topple president's bashar al as sad >> it would
obama wants to use a rating system that will judge cools on affordability. college officials are worried that it could cost their institutions millions of dollars. but president obama said making college affordable is imperati imperative. >>> joboau biden returned home from a hospital where he received treatment for cancer of the brain. >>> a sinkhole swallowing everything including those trees. the 25-acre sinkhole opened up a year ago after an underground dome collapsed. those are your headlines. "consider this" starts now. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family wi
of if or when to use military force is still up in the air. president obama is also considering going it alone in syria, this after america's closest ally britain cast a surprising vote against military action in response to the chemical weapons attack. meanwhile bold reaction from syria's leader, bashar al-assad said its country is ready to defend itself from any military attack.
0's >> welcome to aljazeera. here are the stories we are following. president obama hasn't made any decision about the timing or scope of a possible military strike against syria according to a congressman who listened in on the briefing last night. the president is trying to put a coalition together. >> in egypt, one policeman was killed and three injured in an attack at a check point in the suburb of cairo. police have closed entrances into the city. this as protests in support of ousted president mohamed morsi are taking course across the country. roads and neighborhoods are blocked near mosques to contain the protestors. >> the massive fire in yosemite park will have firefighters battling in lower temperatures. >> today in san diego, the mayor bob filner, expected to be his last day, resigning after 20 women accused him of sexual harassment. he was in office less than nine months. his successor will be chosen in a special election this fall. for more news, they can out aljazeera.com. stay tuned for consider this inside of it. components of the aljazz mission. >> there's more to
an attack on syria. president obama is suggesting a limited attack is possible. today he'll make the argument to senators in hope of gaining their support in strike. >>> u.n. investigators will arrive in leno
. >>> the cost of college is the topic of the day for president obama. he's talking about making higher education more affordable. >>> dozens of wildfires are burning out of control in several states including one at yosemite national park.
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